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Traffic disrupted after deluge
Ludhiana, October 22
While the heavy rain A flooded road near Domoria Bridge in Ludhiana accompanied by hail in the afternoon today inflicted damage on the paddy crop, both in ‘mandis’ (grain markets) and fields, the pleasant weather following the downpour brought cheer to city residents by bringing down the day temperature to a pleasant low.

A flooded road near Domoria Bridge in Ludhiana;Photos: Inderjeet Verma




Paddy in mandis damaged
Ludhiana, October 22
The short spell of heavy rain followed by hail today afternoon wreaked havoc on farmers who had come to sell their paddy produce at various ‘mandis’ (markets) in the district. 

The accused, Vijay Kumar Roommate killed drunk youth
Ludhiana, October 22
Abusing a roommate in an inebriated condition proved fatal for 30-year-old Shiv Prasad who was found dead in a rented quarter near Railway Colony at Jagraon bridge two days ago.

The accused, Vijay Kumar

Market slump hits campus recruitment
Ludhiana, October 22
Slump in the market has started casting a shadow on the job market as well. This is what the lukewarm response of various companies to campus recruitment drives of city colleges indicates.

...Purchasing power dips
Ludhiana, October 22
Traders are crying foul as inflation has hit the purchasing power of middle and lower class this festive season. Due to this, they (people) are shying away from markets.

All that glitters is diamond
Ludhiana, October 22
With the prices of gold surging, the demand for diamond jewellery has gone up. This festive season, people are not buying gold jewellery and are instead opting for light-weight diamond jewellery.


Vet varsity now eligible to get central grants
Ludhiana, October 22
The University Grants Commission (UGC) declared Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), a premier veterinary university in the country, eligible to receive central assistance under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956, as per the decision of the commission taken in its meeting held in August.

PAU Youth Fest
Extempore, creative writing mark Day 2
Ludhiana, October 22
Students of Punjab Agricultural University participated in elocution, extempore and creative writing competitions on the second day of the Youth Festival, which is underway on the campus, here today.

BJYM starts signature campaign on J&K
Ludhiana, October 22
As part of the nationwide mass mobilisation drive launched by the BJP on the Kashmir issue, the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), youth wing of the party, today carried out a signature campaign near the general bus stand in the Atam Nagar Assembly segment to expose “wrong” policies of the Centre.

From Schools & Colleges
A girl paints a T-shirt during an inter-college talent hunt organised at SIFT in Ludhiana Inter-house competition
LUDHIANA: An inter-house speech competition was organised on Friday at Mehta Gurukul Public Senior Secondary School, Doraha, to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti and pay a tribute to the “apostle of peace” Mahatma Gandhi. The competition was held in three different groups.

A girl paints a T-shirt during an inter-college talent hunt organised at SIFT in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Truck operators air their anguish
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 22
Protests, demonstrations and boycotts have become a routine for those associated with production and handling of paddy in this part of region these days.With agitating farmers and commission agents yet to be pacified and convinced, now it’s turn of truck operators to air their anguish against the government.

Beating up of youths
Valmiki Sabha  blocks traffic
Khanna, October 22
The local Valmiki Sabha blocked the vehicular traffic on the GT road in protest against the beating up of three youths by two policemen. They alleged that youths were collecting valuables for Valmiki Diwas when the policemen stopped them.

Paddy procurement: Inclement weather upsets farmers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 22
Cool breeze and cloudy sky has made farmers, whose paddy is lying in open in grain markets and purchase centers of the area falling under Ludhiana and Sangrur districts, worried.

Youth Cong slams state govt, MC for bad roads
Ludhiana, October 22
The District Youth Congress (DYC) today lambasted the state government for making false claims of development through advertisements in print and electronic media whereas the fact remained that the government machinery had completely failed on all fronts and all development works had come to a halt due to financial mess, which was also the making of the SAD-BJP government in Punjab.

54 lakh mt tonnes of paddy procured
Ludhiana, October 22
Darbara Singh Guru, principal secretary to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, said out of the estimated arrival of 140 lakh mt tonnes of paddy, the mandis across Punjab had already received 56 lakh mt tonnes of paddy. Out of this, 54 lakh mt tonnes had been lifted by the procurement agencies, added Guru.

Community dairy farming: Changing face of Qila Raipur villages
Phallewal/ Majara, October 22
Macro Dairy Ventures Pvt Ltd, a social entrepreneurship programme, has given an opportunity to at least 772 women from 12 villages in and around Qila Raipur in Ludhiana district to own five head of cow each.

5 star hotel, retail outlet to open in city
Ludhiana, October 22
After one year of recessionary period, an ultra- modern MBD Neopolis Hotel and retail is going to be opened in the city. It will open avenues for complete entertainment and retail experience. The hotel, spread over 4 acres, would be located on the Ferozepur road. All rooms of The Radisson Hotel will be facing lush green terraces and beautifully landscaped courtyards. The hotel will be located from the fifth to ninth floor. There would be proper access control for its guests. The 5 Star deluxe hotel has tied-up with a chain of international repute, keeping with the MBD’s philosophy of bringing the best of international standards in hospitality and lifestyle.

Lifetime Achievement award for Hanumantha Rao
Ludhiana, October 22
Considering the exceptional achievements and performances for the upliftment and welfare of the Printing and Packaging Industry, the Offset Printers’ Association (OPA) decided to honour P Hanumantha Rao with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, which is considered to be the highest honour for a printer in India.


In-laws booked for dowry
Payal, October 22
Rupinder Kaur, a resident of Uksi village, has in a complaint lodged with the police stated that she got married to Rajinder Singh, a resident of Ber Kalan village in 2003.

Gang of robbers busted
Phillaur, October 22
The local police has busted an inter-state gang of robbers with the arrest of five of its members, including Kulwinder, the kingpin, a resident of Kahnna Dhesian village. Those arrested have been identified as Raj Kumar and Avtar Chand of Goraya, Charanjit of Atta, and Rana of Dalewal village.

Teacher booked for fraud
Khanna, October 22
A government teacher has been booked for fraudulently sending two students abroad. Mahinder Singh, a resident of Kaddon village, has in a complaint lodged with the police alleged that Ajit Singh, the teacher, who is running a centre in the GTB Market, had promised to send his son and daughter-in-law to Australia.




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